How to deploy Win32 apps with Intune

It’s now possible to deploy Win32 apps til Windows 10 with Intune. I have put this guide together to show you how to deploy win32 apps.

How to

First you need to wrap the Win32 app with Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool. The packaging tool converts the installation files into a .intunewin format

  • Download the Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool
  • Create a folder that contains the app installation files
  • Now create an installation file that contains the installation commands, in the same folder as the app installation file
  • Run IntuneWinAppUtil.exe from an elevated command prompt and type in the requested information
  • When the wrapping is done you’ll see a Done!!! message and the .intunewin app installation file, are created in the provided folder

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Now its time to and the file to Intune

  • Sign-in to the Microsoft 365 Device Management portal and then go to Client apps -> Apps
  • Click Add
  • Select Windows app (Win32) – preview in App type and Select file in App package file
  • Browse to and upload your .intunewin app installation file
  • Provide Name, Description and Publisher in App information
  • Provide Install command and Uninstall command in Program
  • Provide Operating system architecture and Minimum operating system in Requirements
  • Select Detection rules and provide the required information for the Intune management agent which scan for the installed software
  • I my test I used Manually configure detection rules and Added these information;
    • Rule type = File
    • Path = C:\Program Files\wow32
    • File or folder = wow32.exe
    • Detection method = File or folder exists
    • Associated with a 32-bit app on 64-bit clients = No
  • Finally click Add to add the app to Intune